The Global Climate Action Summit scheduled to take place September 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco will bring leaders from government, business and the global community to inspire greater global ambition to act on climate change.
The purpose of the summit is to showcase the actions that state and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students, non-profits and other so-called “sub-national actors” have already taken to reduce their emissions. Organizers hope to secure further commitments from them proving that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand.
The summit is the brainchild and parting gift of outgoing governor Jerry Brown, whose legacy along with Al Gore, as one of this country’s great ecological political leaders is assured.
According to Brown, 2018 is a critical turning point. “The momentum we generate this year must lead to a climate turning point by 2020 in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change,” says Brown. “and must be the beginning of a new phase of action and ambition on climate change. The Summit seeks to change the climate conversation, broaden and depoliticize the issue, and activate everyone to call for change to preserve our future.